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Kansas nurse pleads guilty to over-drugging dementia patient

Sep. 18, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

A Kansas nurse who texted a co-worker a picture of a dementia patient slumped over in a wheelchair and then suggested she was responsible and deserved thanks has pleaded guilty to intentionally administering the wrong medication. The Kansas City Star reports that...

Romanian forest attack highlights illegal logging 'scourge'

Sep. 18, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Two journalists and an environmental activist have been beaten up by suspected illegal loggers in a forest in northeastern Romania while making a documentary about illicit deforestation, authorities said Friday. Thursday's attack in Suceava...

Grand jury indicts 2 officers fired for beating Black teen

Sep. 17, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two central California police officers on felony assault charges in the alleged beating of a Black teenager so severe that he was left with massive bruising on his face, the San Joaquin County district attorney announced Friday. ...

Police: Prison guard beat banker, used racial slur over mask

Sep. 17, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A California prison guard was arrested this week on suspicion of beating a Wells Fargo branch manager and calling him a racial slur after being asked to wear a mask inside the bank, police said. James Allen Jones, Jr., 50, was arrested at...

Authorities: 7-year-old girl accidentally shot by own father

Sep. 17, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

A 7-year-old girl grazed by a bullet on a Boston street in broad daylight was shot accidentally by her own father, prosecutors said in court Friday. The man accidentally fired a gun that he had in his sweatshirt pocket, prosecutors said at his arraignment. He does not...

NYC restaurant host attacked over vaccine status request

Sep. 17, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A host at a popular New York City restaurant was assaulted by three women from Texas after she asked for proof they had been vaccinated against COVID-19, police said. The three women punched the host at Carmine's on the Upper West Side repeatedly and...

Judge sentences pair who fought with cops after mask request

Sep. 17, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A Yuma couple have been sentenced to time behind bars on convictions stemming from a 2020 incident in which they fought with police after coughing on Walmart employees who asked them to wear masks during early months of the pandemic. A judge on...

Detroit-area woman charged in assault on airline flight

Sep. 17, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A woman accused of assaulting a woman and calling her a racial slur on a Spirit Airlines flight to Detroitwas arraigned Friday. Alexandra Farr, 39, of Roseville, faces ethnic intimidation and assault charges. The victim was a Black, Muslim woman. ...

Dutch police hold man with crossbow after 2 fatally stabbed

Sep. 17, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two people were killed in a stabbing incident in the eastern Dutch town of Almelo and a suspect was detained by armed police, the town's municipality said Friday. There were no immediate details of the identities of the victims or whether...

Man who fled during trial gets 28 years for attacking camper

Sep. 17, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A 44-year-old Prescott man who fled in 2019 while on trial for a brutal attack on a camper the previous year has been sentenced to 28 years in prison after being apprehended in Payson in late July, authorities said. Robert David Pearsall III was...